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National Summary


Showery rain will gradually clear northwards today as mixed sunshine develops across the country. However cloud will continue to thicken across southern coastal areas and outbreaks of rain and drizzle will increasingly develop here during the day. Highs of 16 to 20 degrees in gusty southwest winds.


Good clear spells in many places overnight, but scattered showers will continue to occur across the northern half of the country. Lows of 10 to 12 degrees.


Sunny spells and scattered showers on Saturday. Highs of 15 to 19 degrees in gusty southwest winds.


Saturday night will be mainly dry in Leinster and much of Munster. A band of heavy or prolonged showers will move down over Ulster, Connacht and west Munster. Lowest temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees. On Sunday morning, heavy showers in the west and north will extend eastwards and will become widespread in the afternoon. A few may be thundery. They'll continue into the night but will become more isolated. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degree with moderate southwest breezes. Monday will bring a mix of sunshine and showers to most areas. Some will be heavy. Highest temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees with mostly light southwest breezes. Tuesday will be similar with a mix of sunshine and showers. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees with light southwest breezes. Wednesday will be a wet, blustery day with heavy rain spreading northeastwards to all areas early in the day. It will clear slowly to the northeast on Wednesday night, with showers following. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with fresh south to southeast winds. The rest of next week will continue unsettled with heavy showers or longer spells of rain much of the time.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southwest, 20 Knots, Cloudy, 14 Miles, 994, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

Southwest, 15 Knots, Gust 25 Knots, Light rain, 10 Miles, 1000, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1004, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

West-Southwest, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1003, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Rain shower, 3 Miles, 1003, Steady

Valentia Automatic

West-Southwest, 10 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1003, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 28 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Recent drizzle, 5 Miles, 998, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 996, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, 1000, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West, 19 Knots, Wave height not available, 993, Rising

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 4.0 m, 998, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Tuesday 20 June 2017 Issued at 0500 Monday 19 June 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: An anticyclone of 1024hPa extends across Britain and Ireland as a weak cold front remains slow-moving off the Donegal coast.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and the Irish Sea

Wind: East or variable force 2 to 4, becoming northerly this evening and tonight.

Weather: Fair

Visibility: Good

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Rossan Point to Fair Head

Wind: Northerly force 2 to 4, becoming north to northeast force 4 to 5 later today and overnight.

Weather: Fair

Visibility: Good

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Wednesday 21 June 2017: Moderate to fresh east to northeast winds during Tuesday.

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

Southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher this morning on all Irish coastal waters and will continue to reach force 6 later today on coasts from Slyne Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.

Blight Warning

Weather conducive to the spread of potato blight will be prevalent today, this weekend and much of the first week of August.